Malacañang announced the suspension of work in the Executive department and classes in Metro Manila in all levels yesterday, starting 3 p.m. due to inclement weather brought about by an enhanced southwest monsoon (habagat).
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea issued a memorandum circular on the suspension pursuant to the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
“Pursuant to the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and expected inclement weather, the Executive Secretary has issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 46 suspending work in the Executive department and classes in all levels starting 3 p.m. today (June 11),” the statement read.
Meanwhile, agencies of the government involved in the delivery of basic and health services, disaster preparedness, and other vital services will continue with their operations.
The Office of the Executive Secretary said that it will leave the suspension of work for private companies and offices to the sound discretion of their companies/employers.
Also, the Supreme Court (SC) announced suspension of work in all courts in National Capital Judicial Region (NCJR) effective Monday noon due to inclement weather.
“(Senior Associate Justice) Antonio Carpio directs half day work (until 12 noon only) today, June 11 for all courts in NCJR due to inclement weather arising from continuous monsoon rains,” SC spokesman Theodore Te said in an advisory.
The suspension of work also covered the Sandiganbayan, Court of Appeals and Court of Tax Appeals.
Carpio, meanwhile, said suspension of work in courts in other areas is upon the discretion of executive judges.
State weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said rains will pummel Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon due to the southwest monsoon which may cause possible flooding and landslides in some areas.